Donna Faulkner Barron: Daughter of Roy Faulkner
Donna Faulkner Barron is the oldest daughter of Roy Faulkner, Chief Carver of the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain Park. Donna was born to Roy and Juanita in Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta and was raised in Covington, Georgia with her three other siblings, Richard, the oldest and the only son along with sisters Judy and Patti. Donna is married to Ronald Peter Barron and they have two children, Jessica and Peter.
Donna completed her elementary and high school years in Newton County and furthered her education by attending Dekalb Area Tech in Clarkston, Ga where she completed her degree in Secretarial Science. Donna was now ready for the work force. She interviewed and was hired as a Stenographer for the Georgia State Labor Department where she worked for 5 years. Realizing that this career was ending, she moved back home and began her new adventure in life...being her dad's assistant. She helped compile records using her secretarial skills and in the mid 80's she found herself as the secretary to her dad who was the Curator of the Stone Mountain Carving Museum which was opened for a couple years on Memorial Drive. After the museum closed she and her dad parted their ways and she began her only family as her parents moved to McDonough, Georgia.
Later on (30 years later) using those same secretarial skills she would have never envisioned herself as the co-author of the book, The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain, that she and her dad along with Kay Stowe Jones wrote. What an honor and privilege to work side by side with her dad to tell his story and share his legacy forever. I am sure Roy is up in heaven looking down and thinking, "I am so glad I invested the money in Donna's education so that one day I could be proud of her accomplishments. Job Well Done."